Eric Olson is CEO and founder of Babson Diagnostics, an Austin-based healthcare technology company focused on moving laboratory testing to the pharmacy counter.
Eric spent 17 years with one of the giants of the medical device industry, Siemens Healthineers. He served as VP, Portfolio & Product Management for Siemens’ clinical laboratory business. In this role, he was globally responsible for portfolio strategy, product management, and R&D budget allocation for the company’s current and future products, including ADVIA, Centaur, Dimension, Vista, IMMULITE, and Atellica.
Eric also served as the global head of Siemens’ clinical laboratory automation and IT business, which advanced from #2 to #1 in market share during his tenure. In this role as VP, Automation & IT, he was also responsible for the company’s web properties and $1B+ in e-commerce operations.
Eric earned his Bachelor’s in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his Master’s in Technology Management from the University of Pennsylvania. He has a technical background in software architecture and development.